Lansing Trio re-imagines Bach masterpiece

Apr 16, 2015

Tigran Shiganyan

This Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lansing’s First Presbyterian Church Molly Grove Chapel, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series presents a single work. It’s Johann Sebastian Bach’s seminal keyboard composition, “Goldberg Variations”, a one-hour study in melody and invention unsurpassed since its 18th century creation.

The piece was arranged for string trio in 1984, helping it to gain in popularity even more over the last three decades.

Violinist Tigran Shiganyan and friends will perform the "Goldberg Variations" this weekend.

Current State’s Peter Whorf speaks with Shiganyan about Goldberg and recordings of the work by pianist Glenn Gould, whose influence continues to loom large.